Comedy Clicks – Goodnight Sweetheart

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that only two of the original cast have appeared in all episodes – Goodnight Sweetheart

 

Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

 

Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.-IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

7 Episodes

Characters:

Nicholas Lyndhurst – Gary

Victor McGuire – Ron

Christopher Ettridge – Reg

Elizabeth Carling – Phoebe Sparrow

Emma Amos – Yvonne Sparrow

 

Trivia

  • All the episode titles are names of songs from the 1940’s.
  • The theme tune for Goodnight Sweetheart, can also be heard in the Star Trek episode “City On The Edge of Forever”, during a scene in the 1930’s
  • Emma Amos, who replaced Michelle Holmes as Yvonne originally tried out for the part of Phoebe when the show first started. However this role went to Dervla Kirwan.
  • Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks devised “Goodnight Sweetheart” while writing Love Hurts (1992).
  • Victor McGuire worked on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) between seasons.
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst (Gary Sparrow) and Victor McGuire (Ron Wheatcroft) are the only actors to appear in all 58 episodes of the series. In second place is Christopher Ettridge(PC Reg Deadman), who appears in 56 episodes.

 

Classic Clips

 

Gary Covers The Smiths

 

Funny Clips

 

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